Worcester’s Economic Development in the News

Welcome to the Economic Development News Page. Below you can find articles that highlight the economic momentum developing in Worcester.

April 2017

WPI gets $5M state grant for new lab

March 2017

Striking while the iron is hot

Vacant Route 20 land in Worcester sold

British Beer, InHouse Coffee site sold for $5.5M

Mercantile Center replacing long-dead Worcester Galleria

Cities Restore Lost Streets, Local Charm After Razing Failed Malls

Worcester gives dessert shop $15K to move to Canal District

Worcester among most overlooked travel destination

February 2017

Angelini connects the dots of Worcester’s community

Primetals stays strong through productivity

Worcester to get second Mass. Zoup! location

JetBlue to Add Worcester-To-New York City Flights

X-Fated: Wrecking ball looms for storied Paris Cinema

In addition to restaurants and retail, new Worcester Ice Center will also have skate lessons and open skate

Video games employs 4,500 in Mass.

Insurance broker opens Worcester office

New Worcester 38,000-square Sports Center ice rink will have two restaurants, a physical therapist and more retail

Saint-Gobain named a top employer in North America

Worcester ranks 54th Best Place to Live

Main South CDC spending $4M for 80 apts 

Worcester healthier than average city

Niche to open two Worcester restaurants, cafe this year

Reliant Medical Group purchases Greendale building in Worcester

January 2017

Worcester Railers officially approved as ECHL team

Chamber of Commerce seeks to draw capital, jobs to Worcester

Shrewsbury Street tattoo parlor relocating

Worcester County wages grew 3% in 2016

Central Massachusetts continues expansion with Queen’s Cups

Adding the steak to Worcester’s Sizzle

Table Talk Pies opens first retail store in 20 years today

Why The Sole Proprietor decided not to move downtown

Check out the opening of The Ballot Box bar in Kelley Square

Worcester’s economic recovery better than 65% of nation

Worcester, North County chambers join forces for microloan program

Best Client & Employee Services for 2017

Baker signs biomanufacturing land transfer bill

Bowditch & Dewey to grow Worcester office by 33%

Downtown Worcester takes on a new look for new year

December 2016

Cogmedix announces 5,000 sq. ft. facility expansion

Distributor has room to grow in former Nissen space

Bill fast-tracked to attract LakePharma

A new theater and performing arts space is coming to downtown Worcester 

2017 WBJ Economic Forecast 

What you need to know in real estate for 2017

Bowditch & Dewey sell offices for $2.8M to hockey development

November 2016

Worcester among best mid-size college cities in U.S.

Worcester gets highest ever credit rating as property values increase by $1 billion

Mercantile Center secures three leases; signs Kelleher and Sadowsky

Solar array taking shape atop Worcester landfill 

UMass Memorial expands downtown Worcester presence 

Worcester will pay $325K to build two dog parks by next spring

‘The Usual’ opening on Worcester’s Shrewsbury Street is redefining the sandwich

Worcester manufacturing pay up 28% in 10 years

Worcester Economy Continues to Grow in Third Quarter of 2016

South Worcester turning point

Marathon Construction to complete 100,000 s/f Worcester Sports Center: $18 million project 

Downtown Worcester hotel gets ceremonial launch 

The only thing holding back Worcester was a plan, says Gov. Charlie Baker

 

October 2016

James Chacharone, president, Chacharone Properties, Worcester

Worcester to receive $2.3 million boost to create more walkable downtown

South Worcester Industrial Park sells out 

Table Talk breaks ground on 1 million-pies-per-week facility 

RI office space designer setting up Worcester showroom

Worcester bottler producing organic drink

Rectrix Aviation to offer Worcester-to-Baltimore flight

Worcester Regional Airport to get $7.7M upgrade and new taxiway

Worcester industrial properties snapped up for $350K

American Antiquarian Society plans third-century face-lift

Creative Hub mustering $3.5M to buy new home

$11M UMass microscopes boost biotech resources

WRTA unveils $90 million maintenance facility

September 2016

Owner of the Worcester Railers wants to redevelop 3.5 acres of land around Worcester Sports Complex

Worcester granted eminent domain power for $95M revitalization

Tax deals approved for Table Talk, Armory St. in South Worcester

Wormtown to expand, doubling brewing capacity

WRA, St. Vincent Hospital finalize Land Swap

August 2016

WPI break ground for academic, dorm building

Worcester urban renewal plan moves ahead

Downtown Worcester goes upscale

July 2016

Mercantile Center wants to open three new restaurants in downtown Worcester following $200 million of investment on Front Street

June 2016

Downtown Worcester Renaissance Continues As Rosalind Officially Beaks Ground on 145 Front Street At City Square

City officials, Rosalind Residential Trust break ground on CitySquare Hosing Unites 

Worcester City Council approves urban renewal plan

May 2016

Worcester No. 1 in Massachusetts for purchasing power

The Edge at Union Station is preparing for tenants

The Fix has big plan for opening of new location

April 2016

Worcester embarks on major 20-year downtown revitalization

Worcester puts downtown property owners on notice

Worcester Regional Airport to get new landing system next year after $32M funding approved

March 2016

Absolute Machinery adding space in Massachusetts 

February 2016

Millions of development underway in downtown Worcester 

October 2015

Former Owners of Northeast Energy Solutions Launch New Company, World Energy Efficiency Services, LLC

November project literally takes steps for fitness and Worcester

New express train: Worcester to Boston in under an hour

Worcester hotel developer looking to offer something different

168-room hotel to open at City Square in Worcester by 2017

September 2015

Decade of change: Worcester gains new look, new attitude

January 2015

Long a college town, Worcester now looks the part

Prior to 2015

Study: Greater Worcester an ‘economic engine’